Williams bolsters its Technical Department

Williams has confirmed the signings of David Worner as Chief Designer and Jonathan Carter as Deputy Chief Designer & Head of Design.

The Grove-based team had a difficult 2019, with a car that was unpredictable aerodynamically and with these new signings, the team is hoping to get on top of their design flaws.

Worner is currently in charge of the Red Bull Racing/Scuderia Toro Rosso Synergies initiative and began working in F1 in 1997 with Arrows.

Carter joins Williams from Renault where he has been Head of Composite Design since 2015. He started working in F1 in 1979 and also had a spell at McLaren and was responsible for developing their monocoque.

In addition to the signings of Worner and Carter, Adam Carter has been appointed as Chief Engineer for the 2020 season.

In a press release issued by the team, Williams Deputy Team Principal, Claire Williams said: “Dave and Jonathan bring enormous experience, knowledge and skills to the Williams team, and we are delighted that they are joining us in the near future.

“They will strengthen our design capabilities and work closely with Adam Carter, our Chief Engineer, and the other senior members of the Engineering team on the design and development of the next generation of Williams F1 cars.”